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Today's Sports

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Small-town boy

    For Travis Mattingly, growing up in a small town like Washington County is the only thing he has ever known.

    And that’s fine by him.

    “I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Mattingly said. “Everybody knows everybody around here. You go to the hardware store, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, you just know everybody that works there, and that’s a good feeling.”

  • SCC Patriots compete at IU

    With the national tournament qualification deadline for track and field quickly approaching, St. Catharine College head track coach Blake Jones took his conference champion long jumper Chris Johnson to Indiana University for another chance at a national tournament bid.

    After winning the Mid-South Conference championship in the long jump, it would seem obvious that Johnson would automatically earn a spot in the national qualifying field.

    However, according to Jones, “There is never a guaranteed spot.”

  • WC baseball drops three district...

    The Washington County Commander baseball team was unable to build off of a three-game winning streak last week, dropping three district games in a row.

    Bethlehem, Game 1
    WC’s first game against the Eagles proved to be one of their most competitive matchups of the week, going toe-to-toe with Bethlehem all night.

    When the Eagles scored two runs in the second inning, WC responded by scoring two in the next two innings.

    When Bethlehem retook the lead in the sixth, WC responded with a run of its own.

  • Commanderettes win after long...

    The Washington County Commanderette softball team bolstered its spot in the district standings last Friday by dominating the Bardstown Lady Tigers twice in a home doubleheader.

    Bardstown, Game 1
    Before Friday night’s games against Bardstown, WC hadn’t played in a game in nine days due to a cancellation of seven total varsity games.

    According to WC head coach Paul Coulter, this absence from the field made his team “just eager to play.”

  • WC tennis competes at regionals

    Washington County’s Erika Weir and Gabby Sims have been a successful duo all season long, and their work on the tennis court paid off last week in the form of a Midland Conference championship in girls’ doubles play.

    Sims and Weir got the conference championship win despite being unseeded going into the tournament.

    They even dropped another pair of unseeded finalists — freshman twins Maria and Katya Melgoza of Bardstown — to claim the crown.

  • WC bass fishing returns from...

    Washington County was represented once again in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Bass Fishing Tournament at Kentucky Lake. The sport is only in its second year of being recognized by the KHSAA, and WC has been in the final running for the state title in both years of its existence.

    WC’s fishermen this year included senior Michael Sandusky and sophomore Trevor Sagrecy — two new faces to the state tournament — and sophomores Michael Shelton and Thomas Smith—the two WC athletes who made it to the inaugural bass fishing state tournament.

  • Smalley to lead WC boys

    Bernard Smalley was born and raised in Washington County. He played five years of varsity baseball and four years of varsity basketball at Washington County High School, and he was the head coach of the WC girls’ basketball team for seven years.

    Last week it was announced he will now get the chance to take over the Commander basketball team, something he has aspired to do since he was a child.

  • KHSAA football realignment...

    Last week, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved a tentative plan that would potentially lead to some minor changes to Washington County’s football schedule, beginning in 2015 and ending after the 2018 season.

    Three teams have moved out of District 4 of Kentucky’s Class 2A, although the Commanders will stay put for the time being.

  • Commander tennis nearing end of...

    The Washington County High School tennis team played in three matches last week.

    In their most recent contest last Friday, the Commanders took on the Thomas Nelson Generals and ended up splitting the six matches at three each.

    Chase Drury, who remains undefeated on the year, took his singles match by a score of 6-3, 6-3.

    WC’s other two victories came in doubles play, as the duos of Erika Weir/Gabby Sims (7-5, 6-1) and Trevor Devine/Zach Sneed (6-3, 6-3) accounted for the team’s other wins.

  • KHSAA football realignment...

    Last week, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved a tentative plan that would potentially lead to some minor changes to Washington County’s football schedule, beginning in 2015 and ending after the 2018 season.

    Three teams have moved out of District 4 of Kentucky’s Class 2A, although the Commanders will stay put for the time being.